Denver was great. The Starz Denver Film Festival was great! They took great care of us filmmakers and screened some amazing films. I got to see a bunch. They were all good, but Wild Canaries and Tomorrow We Disappear really stood out! Do keep an eye for them, see them if you can!
I got some more great news while I was at the festival. “i live In Life” has been accepted at the Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival!
Thanks for everything Denver! I hope to be back soon!
Ah, woe betide…. CPH:DOX, a festival I was really hoping to be in, declined i live In Life.
That’s a bummer, make no mistake. But I’ve submitted to another half-dozen fests, and i’m still submitting. Thessaloniki is next!
Well, actually, just on YouTube.
I even managed not to seem like a complete knucklehead in the process. I’m really happy that the film was picked by the audience as the best of the night. Filmmaking can savage one’s emotions, and when you put your self and your family into your film, you can feel pretty vulnerable to that savagery. The flipside of course, when good things happen – like this – it feels all the better.
My thanks go out to Geoffrey Guerrero, organizer of the Katra Film Series, and Jamal, Fady and Camille at TheCinemaCouch.com for the after-party interview. (Be sure to check out their YouTube Channel!)
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